The long-anticipated move met quick resistance from Republicans today who vowed to overturn it under President-elect Donald Trump.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Lung disease is a well-known deadly consequence of working in the coal industry. But a new NPR study finds miners are suffering from the most advanced form of the disease at a rate ten times higher than the government has…
By PBS NewsHour
Plummeting fuel prices are usually considered a good thing, but in rural Wyoming -- where fossil fuels like coal employ 10 percent of the state’s private sector workforce -- they can spell disaster. For the people of Gillette, dropping coal…
By PBS NewsHour
Peabody Energy, the country's largest coal company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday.
By Stephanie Joyce, Wyoming Public Radio and Leigh Paterson, Inside Energy
By Lisa Desjardins
Now that Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has been convicted and sentenced for his role in violating federal mine safety laws, the story is not over. Here is why you should still care.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the impact of coal mining on the nation's streams.
In other news Thursday, there are reports that Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair may resign his office and the Senate moved to clear the way for the final passage of the financial regulatory reform bill.
The country's top mine safety expert was part of a panel that appeared Tuesday afternoon in a Senate hearing about the recent explosion that killed 29 West Virginia coal miners in the worst U.S. mining disaster in four…
More than a week after an explosion killed 29 coal miners in West Virginia, officials continue to investigate the cause of the disaster and the emergency response. Gwen Ifill talks to reporter Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post for the…
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